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Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad – Green Spring Trip

Due to popular demand, we have added more Green Spring Specials in 2018! Previously, we offered this trip just once a year (the last Sunday in October, the last day of the season) for those railfans who enjoyed riding “rare mileage.” We found over the past two years that more families are enjoying this trip because it is shorter and more affordable. The trip to Green Spring is a 1 1/2 hour trip northbound. (It is approximately 25 miles round-trip.) Enjoy river views along the South Branch of the Potomac River as well as beautiful farmland and rock cuts (like Hanging Rock). There is no layover; passengers stay on-board.

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad – Green Spring Trip

Due to popular demand, we have added more Green Spring Specials in 2018! Previously, we offered this trip just once a year (the last Sunday in October, the last day of the season) for those railfans who enjoyed riding “rare mileage.” We found over the past two years that more families are enjoying this trip because it is shorter and more affordable. The trip to Green Spring is a 1 1/2 hour trip northbound. (It is approximately 25 miles round-trip.) Enjoy river views along the South Branch of the Potomac River as well as beautiful farmland and rock cuts (like Hanging Rock). There is no layover; passengers stay on-board.

Green Spring Special – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Due to popular demand, we have added more Green Spring Specials in 2018! Previously, we offered this trip just once a year (the last Sunday in October, the last day of the season) for those railfans who enjoyed riding “rare mileage.” We found over the past two years that more families are enjoying this trip because it is shorter and more affordable. The trip to Green Spring is a 1 1/2 hour trip northbound. (It is approximately 25 miles round-trip.) Enjoy river views along the South Branch of the Potomac River as well as beautiful farmland and rock cuts (like Hanging Rock). There is no layover; passengers stay on-board.

Adult Play Date at Capon Springs

Come for any number of nights starting Monday, June 25th through Wednesday, June 27th to immerse yourself in the freedom of traditional outdoor play at Capon. Designed for the kid in all of us these simple, fun interactive morning, afternoon and evening sessions are led by “Let’s Play America” speaker, author and regular Capon guest Pat Rumbaugh. Activities include: hopscotch, hula-hooping, double-dutch, relays, tag, hide-and-seek at sunset and so much more. This outdoor fun is included in the $129-160 per person per night package, which also gets you lodging, three meals daily, resort facility access and evening entertainment. At Capon you CAN go back to your childhood and re-experience those happy carefree moments again and Pat Rumbaugh is your perfect guide to take you there.

June Star Party – Capon Springs

Join Greg Redfern, NASA Solar system ambassador, for Tuesday evenings' exploring the cosmos with a presentation and sky viewing. Tuesday, June 12th “James Webb Space Telescope” (Timed to be dark skies with a new moon)

Family Friendly Feast and Paint Party

Sunday Night Paint Party Image- Capon Fish Pond with Gazebo 7:15-9:15pm $20 to overnight guests, $49 for dinner & paint party only We will paint a Follow-Along painting that anyone can do. No experience required! Monday, May 21- Intro to Acrylic Painting: subject of your choice! *9:30 am – Noon This is for the absolute beginner or intermediate painters. (Advanced painters in other mediums are welcome to come and work on in their medium of choice. The instructor will offer advice if you want it.) The morning sessions will start with a demonstration by the Artist in Residence and then we will help you work on a painting of your choice. Everyone will choose their own subject matter. 2-6 pm Open Studio – Students are welcome to work on their paintings independently or take a break and enjoy the Resort activities. 6-8 pm Featured event: Chicken BBQ cookout on the golf course Tuesday May 22 – Intro to Paper Painting *9:30 am – Noon This is making art using only torn or cut pieces of paper. Beginners or Advanced students will enjoy this. The morning sessions will start with a demonstration by the Artist in Residence and then we will help you work on a painting of your choice. Everyone will choose a subject from a variety offered. 2-6 pm Open Studio – Students are welcome to work on their paintings independently or take a break and enjoy the Resort activities. 8-9 pm Featured event: Live Music: Wildflower Wednesday, May 23 – Choice of Acrylic or Paper Painting *9:30 am – Noon Beginners or Advanced students are welcome. We will do a quick demonstration of the painting styles and then help students work on the subjects of their choice. 2-6 pm Open Studio – Students are welcome to work on their paintings independently or take a break and enjoy the Resort activities. Featured event: 8-9:00pm Bingo: win fabulous prizes! Thursday – May 24 – Choice of Acrylic or Paper Painting *9:30 am – Noon Beginners or Advanced students are welcome. We will do a quick demonstration of the painting styles and then help students work on the subjects of their choice. 2-6 pm Open Studio – Students are welcome to work on their paintings independently or take a break and enjoy the Resort activities. 6-7:15pm Steak cookout on the golf course 7:30-9:30pm – Paint Party $20 to overnight guests, $49 for dinner & paint party only We will paint a Follow-Along painting that anyone can do. No experience required! Friday, May 25 – Week in Review *8:30 – 10 am Questions answered and help for anyone with specific issues they have with their art. *Supplies for morning programs $10-$15 per person depending on medium***

Veterans Weekend Package

Come Thursday, November 9 to Sunday, November 12 and help us close our 2017 Capon Springs season. Plan your Veteran’s Day Escape Package now with spa time, golf, awesome food (made from scratch), hiking and reading in your favorite nook at Capon. It will be a great time as we end our 85th anniversary season! Call Tom in Reservations at 304-874-3695 to book your Veteran’s Day weekend now! $300 all-inclusive package for Friday to Sunday. Add on Thursday for only $118 per person with bath, $102 with share bath.

Green Spring Special – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Join us for a special excursion to Green Spring! This 1 1/2-hour round-trip goes northbound toward the West Virginia/Maryland state line to the town of Green Spring, West Virginia. Don't miss this opportunity, as it happens only once a year!

Capon Springs & Farms-End of October $99 Specials

If you aren’t able to join us for our early October $99 special, here’s another chance to take advantage of these great savings. Many locations are open for booking! And if you think $99 is a great deal, consider staying in Main House rooms with shared bath for only $85 per night per person! Book now and grab your spot for any number of the following nights at this $99 offer.

All-Day Trip to Petersburg – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they lead you through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually-striking gorge known as The Trough. One of the most scenic spots along the South Branch, The Trough is home to American bald eagles. Train departs at 10 a.m.; takes 3 hours to get to Petersburg, where you'll have a layover of about 2 hours; then return to Romney at 6 p.m. Total trip is 8 hours.

Free Open House at Buffalo Gap Retreat, Capon Bridge

Enjoy the fall foliage while listening to music, doing yoga, getting a seated massage, sitting in a wood-burning sauna and so much more.

All-Day Trip to Petersburg – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they lead you through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually-striking gorge known as The Trough. One of the most scenic spots along the South Branch, The Trough is home to American bald eagles. Train departs at 10 a.m.; takes 3 hours to get to Petersburg, where you'll have a layover of about 2 hours; then return to Romney at 6 p.m. Total trip is 8 hours.

All-Day Trip to Petersburg – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they lead you through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually-striking gorge known as The Trough. One of the most scenic spots along the South Branch, The Trough is home to American bald eagles. Train departs at 10 a.m.; takes 3 hours to get to Petersburg, where you'll have a layover of about 2 hours; then return to Romney at 6 p.m. Total trip is 8 hours.

Tall Tales and Trivia Around the Campfire at Fort Edwards, WV

Gather with us at 7:30 pm for a relaxing evening of Tall Tales and Trivia Game about the history of Hampshire County and nearby locations. FREE Everyone welcome.

5th Annual West Virginia Peach Festival

Peaches – fresh, baked pies and ice cream King and Queen Essay Contest Peach Fuzz and Blossom Contest Car and Antique Tractors Show Children’s Games Original Art Wooden Peach Auction Craft, Flea Market, Agriculture (Farm Produce) Live Entertainment: Bands, singers, magician, puppets and clowns

All-Day Trip to Petersburg – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they lead you through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually-striking gorge known as The Trough. One of the most scenic spots along the South Branch, The Trough is home to American bald eagles. Train departs at 10 a.m.; takes 3 hours to get to Petersburg, where you'll have a layover of about 2 hours; then return to Romney at 6 p.m. Total trip is 8 hours.

Fireworks Train – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Enjoy a 5-hour round-trip from Romney to Moorefield to view their fireworks display. Travel along along the South Branch of the Potomac River through the Trough, a steep narrow gorge where American bald eagles nest.

All-Day Trip to Petersburg – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they lead you through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually-striking gorge known as The Trough. One of the most scenic spots along the South Branch, The Trough is home to American bald eagles. Train departs at 10 a.m.; takes 3 hours to get to Petersburg, where you'll have a layover of about 2 hours; then return to Romney at 6 p.m. Total trip is 8 hours.

Father’s Day Trough Trip – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Enjoy a 3-hour round-trip from Romney to Sycamore Bridge. Travel along along the South Branch of the Potomac River through the Trough, a steep narrow gorge where American bald eagles nest.

Potomac Eagle Rail Fest

SPEND FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND AT POTOMAC EAGLE RAIL FEST On Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18, 2017, Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad will host Potomac Eagle Rail Fest. The festival will run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days with several railroad-related activities for all ages at Wappocomo Station, 1 ½ miles north of Romney, West Virginia on WV28. In addition to the regularly-scheduled 3-hour Trough Trips at 1 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, there will be 45-minute express trips with Lehigh Valley 126 steam engine. These trips will be offered at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. both days. Tickets are $20 for adults and seniors, $10 for children, and will be available for purchase during the festival. Lehigh Valley Coal Company #126, a.k.a. “Sadie," is an 0-6-0T saddle tank engine, built by Vulcan Iron Works for the Lehigh Valley Coal Company and put into service May 1931. It burns coal 1500-3000 degrees to heat the 1250 gallons of water stored in the saddle tank into steam. The steam flows down to the piston cylinders and turns the actuating rods which turn the wheels. The Gramling Locomotive Works travel to scenic railroads and museums across the country with their steam engines. Several free activities and exhibits will be offered throughout the weekend as well. There will be speeders on display. A speeder is a maintenance of way motorized vehicle formerly used on railroads by track inspectors and work crews to move quickly to and from work sites. Although it is slow compared to a train or car, it is called speeder because it is faster than a human-powered vehicle such as a handcar. Hocking Valley Scenic Railway will have a handcar on display as well. Operation Lifesaver will have a booth about railroad safety with activity books and engineer hats for kids. Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and trespassing on or near railroad tracks. Operation Lifesaver's network of authorized volunteer speakers and trained instructors offer free rail safety education programs in all fifty states. They speak to school groups, driver education classes, community audiences, professional drivers, law enforcement officers, and emergency responders. Their programs are co-sponsored by federal, state and local government agencies, highway safety organizations and America's railroads. Operation Lifesaver promotes the three E's—education, enforcement and engineering—to keep people safe around the tracks and railway crossings within our communities. The West Virginia Railroad Museum will be at Rail Fest to promote the essence and spirit of West Virginia's railroad heritage. The purpose of the West Virginia Railroad Museum, Inc. is to be a cultural resource dedicated to educating visitors and the community about West Virginia's railroad history. Their mission is accomplished through the collection, preservation and interpretation of significant locomotives, rolling stock, artifacts, photographs and memorabilia directly related to railroads and railroading in West Virginia. In addition to static exhibits, select pieces of equipment in the collection are restored and operated throughout the year to demonstrate steam, gasoline, and diesel technology and provide visitors with a first-hand experience of our railroad history through the sights, sounds, and sensations of a train ride. WVRM is located in the historic Darden Mill on the former Western Maryland Railway yard in Elkins, West Virginia. Accompanying the WVRM is Ed Griesel, who will present hobo history to guests. He is one of many WVRM members who possess an array of talents. Despite his never having “lived the life of the hobo”, he is a bonafide member of the hobo “society” and is keeping the history of the hobo alive as are few others. “Old Ed,” the moniker given him by a very special hobo friend, speaks to groups of all ages but his favorite audiences are young people. He keeps his audiences, whether young or old, engaged by asking questions. The Community Model Railroad Club of Frostburg, Maryland will have a 4’ x 8’ layout on display, Christmas train set raffle, and various items for sale. They will hand out free catalogs and their Christmas Open House schedule. On Saturday, June 17, the Queen City Antique Automobile Club of America will host a car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dash plaques and trophies will be given out. The car show is in memory of Harry “Buddy” Hartman, who was an avid car club member and railroad fan. On Sunday, June 18, the West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center will host a bald eagle presentation from Noon to 2 p.m. The WVRRC rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned birds of prey and to provide environmental education programs to the public for the benefit of all living things. The WVRRC’s permanent residents assist their volunteer presenters in fun and informative programs about the value of raptors in the environment and the important work being done at the Center. Their presentation will include a juvenile bald eagle. For more information or reservations, visit potomaceagle.info, follow Potomac Eagle on Facebook, or call 304-424-0736.

2017 Kindred Spirits Fest

Look for local fine artists, and new music groups showing their works and performances with a lineup of entertainment from blue grass to southern rock.

Capon Springs & Farms – Grandparents and Grandkids Interactive Sessions

Designed for grandparents and grandkids, these fun interactive sessions bring the kid out in all of us. Come immerse yourself in the freedom of outdoor play at Capon, where you CAN go back to your childhood and re-experience those happy carefree moments again.

“Ride the Rails to Ridgedale”

Tour the Home of George W. Washington along the South Branch of the Potomac River Board the POTOMAC EAGLE TRAIN at Wappacomo Station, Romney, WV at 12:30 pm. Re-enactors + Entertainment on the train + Box Lunches + Encampment Ticket Price: $35.00 Tickets Available at: Anderson’s Corner Information: call 304-822-4285; or email: marlapisciotta@frontier.com, or 304-788-0903

All-Day Trip to Petersburg – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they lead you through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually-striking gorge known as The Trough. One of the most scenic spots along the South Branch, The Trough is home to American bald eagles. Train departs at 10 a.m.; takes 3 hours to get to Petersburg, where you'll have a layover of about 2 hours; then return to Romney at 6 p.m. Total trip is 8 hours.

May Star Party – Capon Springs!

Join Greg Redfern, NASA Solar system ambassador, on Tuesday evenings' exploring the cosmos with a presentation and sky viewing. Tuesday Night, May 23, under a new moon! JWST-NASA’s Successor to Hubble Space Telescope (HST) “The 2018 space telescope successor to HST seen up close and personal with latest pics and info direct from NASA.”

Capon Springs & Farm – 85th Anniversary Celebration

Join in the 85th Anniversary Celebration of Capon Springs & Farms. Featured fun includes history tours, farm to table adventures and golf fun with Capon's new PGA pro! (including night and Flinggolf). Arrive Friday for the feast at 6 p.m. and enjoy a weekend getaway full of family friendly programs. Check out is 2 p.m. Sunday.

Mother’s Day Trough Trip – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Enjoy a 3-hour round-trip from Romney to Sycamore Bridge. Travel along along the South Branch of the Potomac River through the Trough, a steep narrow gorge where American bald eagles nest.

Colonial Era Needlework & Stitching Craft Party 2017

Come try your hand at some colonial era needlework. This is a perfect activity for parent and child to share. Light refreshments served. Please register with MaryAnne Lister at mamlister@verizon.net

22nd Annual North River Mills / Ice Mountain Day 2017

Each year we celebrate the by-gone days of this 1700s village. Enjoy a relaxing day in this once-bustling, now quiet hamlet. Usual activities include (Double check closer to the event date): Old time music jam on the porch, Folks clogging/buck or flat foot dancing, Interpretive hay-less ride around the hamlet. Historical re-enactors will likely be camping and participating (French and Indian, Civil War, Native American) Rob Wolford demonstrates blacksmithing.  Model A and Model T Fords, Steam engines and antique tractors and The church ladies provide refreshments. The adjacent quiet dirt lane is a nice place for a hike. C.C. Hall has an excellent site with info about the village:www.NorthRiverMills.org North River Mills was designated a "Historical Landmark". If you have old photos ( people or structures of the village), we would love to scan them. Often old timers come to swap stories of North River Mills, giving the day a homecoming feel.  Ted Kalvitis, the antique tractor guru, and his better half, Stephanie host a Narrow Gallery (corn crib) art show. Docents lead hikes to the cold vents at Ice Mountain (probably early.)

Capon Springs & Farms’ 85th Anniversary & Open House 2017

Enjoy a day at a Historic Resort with activities; award winning pool; golf; a relaxing spa (with reservations & fee); and a Special BBQ Dinner (reservations required & $20 adults, $10 children 5-12). RAIN DATE: April 30th. Check in at the Main House upon arrival. Please call 304-874-3695; Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Easter Eggstravaganza 2017

For only the third time in our 85 year history, we will open our doors early to host an Easter Weekend EGGstravaganza over the April 13-16, 2017 weekend. Last time, over 200 guests joined us for several days of family-filled festivities and, quite frankly, we couldn’t think of a better way to begin our 2017 season! We so enjoy seeing all the familiar faces–as well as welcome new ones too! Our guest of honor, the Easter Bunny, will make appearances all weekend. Friday night, guests will have a chance to win fabulous Capon prizes during an Easter Egg Bingo party. Who will take home the grand prize of a free night stay for two this time? Saturday afternoon will feature Easter egg hunts and lawn games for all ages. Everyone will be singing and dancing to the silly “Happy Easter (hop, hop)” song- which is still etched into the brains of past participants! We will end Saturday evening with a long-standing Capon tradition—a campfire sing-a-long and hot dog roast. If the temperatures are comfortable enough, we will hold the Sunday Sunrise Service up on the Hill, offering a joyous celebration of new life. April usually means crisp mornings and evenings so look forward to cozy fires in the Main House fireplaces. Maintenance supervisor Bub Brill will keep them stocked with fresh split logs. As far as fun contests, if you are good at guessing, you could win the new Capon water bottle if you can determine how many jelly beans are in it! We will all be anticipating the usual delicious Capon feasts with a few extra festive surprises!

Romney’s Annual Christmas Parade

Parade Route: Birch Lane from WVSDB to School St. Line up: 11:00 am at WV Schools for the Deaf and the Blind an hour before starting time. Contacts: Sallie 301-707-6369 or G.T. 304-671-8558 Sponsored by the Hampshire Review and the Romney Volunteer Fire Dept.

4th Annual Christmas Festival Of Lights

Annual Christmas Festival of Lights - Opening Ceremony Sat, Nov 26th at 5 pm. We will serve coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies free of charge to all who attend the Lighting Ceremony, and Santa will be there to greet the kids of all ages. The Christmas Festival of Lights will run Nov. 26, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017 daily from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. And the best part is that you can enjoy the lights from the warmth and comfort of your own vehicle free of charge!

The Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour

Free, self-guided art tour and sale at four convenient locations off Rte 50 in Romney and Capon Bridge, Hampshire County, WV. Just follow the signs to each location. Meet 15 different celebrated artists and see demonstrations at each location. Most of the artists have won awards in various art shows. Wonderful weekend outing and unique holiday gifts. Event brochures with details & directions can be found throughout Hampshire County at public locations. This 10th annual Studio Tour promises to be one of the best! Visit the website at HHSTWV.org or Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour on Facebook for up-to-date information.

Capon Springs Closing Weekend Celebration

Join us this November for an extra weekend getaway, November 10-13. Come Thursday and help us celebrate Veterans Day on Friday morning. Stay for the rest of the weekend and enjoy an early family Thanksgiving holiday. While we have had several opening weekend parties, this is our first ever closing celebration! Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. Complete 3-night package rate: $418 per adult* from Thursday dinner through Sunday brunch (with all taxes and gratuities). All kids under age 13 are FREE in a room shared with 2 adults! ($352 per adult in rooms with shared bath). *Thursday night only with a special Veterans Day program on Friday morning: $118 & $102 per adult Friday to Sunday package: $300 & $250 per adult Gather with a group which averages 150 adults for both Friday and Saturday nights to reserve closing weekend: Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13 BONUS: Reserve OR find a group by June 1st for the above dates and receive a FREE TWO NIGHT STAY FOR TWO ADULTS anytime in 2016!

Pre-Halloween Close-up Magic at Capon Springs

Life is an illusion. After 40 years of travelling all over the world and sharing his talents for the impossible, Will Slade was inducted into the Magic Circle in 2008. He has been retired from USSS since 1987. When he is not performing, Will spends his time farming his Howard County, MD land. Enjoy a front row seat for this intimate, personal experience of close up magic, while escaping to the magical world of Capon Springs & Farms. Package includes: lodging, three made from scratch meals, all taxes and tips, resort privileges (except for personal golf and spa services). There are three sessions with only 20 slots available for each session so reserve by October 1st. Reserve a spot by emailing Jonathan@caponsprings.net for 4 p.m. or 8 p.m. Thursday, or 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Friday.

10th Anniversary of Hygeia Spa at Capon Springs

Hygeia Bath House & Spa celebrates its 10th annivesary with a weekend long celebration for September 16-18! •10% off all baths and swimspa reservations from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning •Free gift to all spa-goers •Saturday evening gathering with door prizes of spa products and gift certificates, free massage and reflexology samples and light refreshments